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Twilight Romper

Added Aug 19, 2010

by Denise Angela

Vancouver, Canada




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Night time was the only time I had to sew this romper as I have been working long hours at the office and helping the hubby with the tedious task of painting the exterior of the house. I chose McCall’s pattern and liked the easy rating thinking I could sew this no problem. I also had just go back my first sewing machine (in for servicing) that I learned to sew on and I had planned on selling it (I cant bear to part with it now). I thought the first project I’ll sew will be the romper as it is from the same time period 1960’s. It was also scorching hot in my studio upstairs and the old machine is located in the cool basement guest room with a ceiling fan! bonus! This project turned into a nightmare for me. I have never sewn a romper or shorts before but thought I could follow a simple pattern with what? only 6 pieces? The bodice was no problem but the shorts I sewed it together twice both times wrong and it finally dawned on me to pin it together first-before any more sewing! The next night I asked my oldest daughter for help she tried but couldn’t make it work. I asked my husband and of course he figured out right away that I was sewing the 2 pockets and 2 fronts together when they should be separate (no where does it say that you sew one piece and then sew the second piece the opposite way!! but I guess that’s a newbie mistake and that it is common sense for someone who knows how to sew) something I’m lacking at night. Here I am making another newbie mistake – sewing up the center so there is nowhere to put your legs! This is after I thought I got it!! Out came the seam ripper once again….So finally I figured it out and thought “aahh duh” the instructions are straight forward! I added trim to the bodice and pockets (first time making pockets – I think that threw me off too). So here I am posting the blog & taking the final pics at twilight! I really like this comfortable romper and The Princess (my oldest daughter) wants me to make her one this weekend. This one I’m sure I will be able to cut & sew in a couple of hours!!

Material Notes

cotton & cottton ring trim




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Mod

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    Aug 30, 2010, 02.00 AMby madmart

    Beautiful work! I love the fabric choice and trimmings.

    What is the McCall’s pattern number? Thanks! <3

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      Aug 31, 2010, 01.54 AMby Denise Angela

      thanks – the pattern # is M6083

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    Aug 20, 2010, 01.25 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    Great job!=)

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    Aug 19, 2010, 05.00 PMby weare4

    It must be romper challenge week. I just finished sewing this same pattern yesterday. Except that I am 9 months and hugely pregnant. I altered the waistline to an empire waist, didn’t use the pockets and used a very slimming dark wash and light weight cotton denim fabric. I am working on the finishing touches today and will be posting soon. The pattern was pretty straight forward. My challenge was in thinking through the alterations part and for some reason the elastic band at the upper bust was giving me a hard time. I didn’t do so bad though.

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    Aug 19, 2010, 04.50 PMby scheryka

    You done an awesome Job. I too just finished this pattern after a lot of putting off and etc….Good job and love the fabric choice.

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      Aug 26, 2010, 01.23 AMby Denise Angela

      Thanks & this was the last bit of fabric in this design that I was able to purchase.

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      Aug 26, 2010, 01.23 AMby Denise Angela

      Thanks & this was the last bit of fabric in this design that I was able to purchase.

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